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Cullen Mutrie: History of Assault, Guns, Drugs

Suspect in police shootings had guns, ammo seized.

Cullen Mutrie, the suspect who Greenland's police chief and wounded , has a history of assault, gun, and drug charges, according to court documents.

Mutrie, 29, a 2000 graduate of and a former Hampton Falls firefighter, was 6 feet, 2 inches and weighed 260 pounds. He was in an apparent suicide early Friday morning after unloading on officers who came to his 517 Post Road home in Greenland for a drug investigation.

On Feb. 8, 2011, Mutrie was charged with nine class B felony counts of possession of controlled narcotic drugs after Greenland Police arrested for having several steroids in his residence, according to Portsmouth District Court documents.

Some of these steroids included drugs such as Stanozolol, Trenbolone Acetate, and Nandrolene Decanoate, according to court documents. These complaints were bound over to Rockingham Superior Court in March 2011 by Judge Sawato Gardner for indictment. Mutrie was scheduled to go on trial on a host of drug charges this fall.

A chilling section of the court documents reveal that at one point a Greenland police officer threatened to kick down Mutrie's door before the search – a foreshadowing of last night's events.

It was the same residence Mutrie was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend in back in August 2010. He grabbed her hair and arms after kicking her out of the house, according to court documents.

A woman was also found dead in Mutrie's home this morning. It is currently unclear who the woman is.

Mutrie was found guilty of the assault charge. He paid a $500 fine, was ordered to take anger management, and given a 30-day suspended jail sentence.

As a result of the finding, Mutrie's girlfriend was granted a restraining order against him. As a condition of the order, Mutrie was forced to give up an unspecified amount of guns and ammunition.

In 2007, Mutrie was also charged with simple assault at his Greenland residence after he punched another man in the head, according to court documents.

In 2005, Mutrie was denied a gun license by the Seabrook Police Department due to his "criminal background," according to Hampton District Court records.

Mutrie was denied the license on June 2, 2005, and court documents show that he later requested an appeal through the court. Court documents also show that Mutrie submitted a handwritten noted on June 8, 2005, to cancel that hearing.

You can read Mutrie's court files in the photos above.

Hampton Falls Fire Chief Jay M. Lord released the following statement Friday about Mutrie's time with his department:

"In reference to the officer shooting that happened at 517 Post Road in Greenland, NH. This is a tragic situation and our thoughts and prayers are with our public safety brothers and their families.

The alleged person involved in the incident, Cullen B. Mutrie had been a member of the Hampton Falls Fire Department. After a few years of very limited participation Mr. Mutrie resigned from the department to pursue other interests in July of 2010.

Due to the ongoing investigation from the NH Attorney Generals Office and other law enforcement agencies, the Town of Hampton Falls will not issue any additional statements at this time. All other media inquiries should be directed to the NH Attorney Generals Office."

Dean Reinking April 13, 2012 at 05:35 PM
This is truly sad; I salute Chief Maloney and express my deepest sympathy for his family!
charles day April 13, 2012 at 06:37 PM
When I first heard about this incident I thought the "drugs" were street but now I see its steroids which have a notorious 'rage' producing effect. This whole story is a tragedy! My prayers go to the police and their families!
Kyle Stucker (Editor) April 13, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Information added about a denied gun license request from 2005.
Kyle Stucker (Editor) April 13, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Mutrie, according to court documents, was denied because of his criminal record.
Bob Frese April 14, 2012 at 04:58 AM
This guy is a coward who should have took responsibility for his actions and not have caused harm to anyone but himself.

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